Amid Flood Scare, Moderate Eid Rush in Kashmir

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Amid yet another flood scare, people across the Srinagar have been herding outside shops and business establishments in the run to the holy festival of Eid ul Fitr. Shopkeepers are registering moderate rush as not many people have turned up to do Eid shopping.

On Friday MeT predicted a fresh spell of rainfall bringing worries even as the Eid festival, marking culmination of the holy of Ramadan, drew close. However, the MeT director Sonam Lotus told Kashmir Life that heavy rain warning has been issued for Jammu region only. “There would be light to moderate rainfall across Kashmir region for the next two days,” he said. “People do not need to panic.”

Light rains lashed parts of Kashmir on Friday evening bringing respite from the hot and humid conditions that had prevailed from the past few days.

Amid reports of cloudbursts across several parts of valley, the city-centre Lal Chowk remained abuzz with the rush of commuters. Long traffic snarls were reported from different areas of the city. Part of old city remained packed with shoppers. Shops of milk-vendors and butchers were crowded with the buyers. At many stall across the old city, mehndi artists drew patterns on the palms of young girls.

Further, liquidity crunch in the market has also damped the Eid rush.

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